Hulu Raises Some Costs By $1 Next Month
Following in the footsteps of Disney+, the popular streaming service Hulu will also raise its prices this year. The $1 per month price hike will take effect on October 8th. According to Variety magazine, the price increase impacts Hulu’s video-on-demand packages, not its live TV packages.
Owned by the Walt Disney Company, the Hulu subscription increase impacts both new and current customers. With ads, the monthly price for the on-demand service will be $6.99 a month. The price for the same service with no ads will increase to $12.00 per month, according to the article.
Last month, Disney debuted a new ad campaign featuring the “Streamer.” The promotion for its Disney Bundle encourages customers to choose the combined offerings of all of Disney’s streaming services: Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu. According to the Variety article, the price difference also pushes subscribers in that direction as the bundle offers “a 36% discount compared with purchasing the three seperately.”
Programming Premieres Galor
Both Hulu and Disney+ continue to unveil original content on their platforms. Just this week, Disney+ released its latest original series, “Doogie Kamealoha MD.”
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) September 8, 2021
Hulu continues to promote both its recent hits, “Nine Perfect Strangers,” starring Nicole Kidman, and “Only Murders in the Building,” which features classic comedians Martin Short, Steve Martin and former Disney Channel star Selena Gomez. “Only Murders in the Building” premeried on August 31st to much acclaim, even receiving a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With veteran comedians like Short and Martin involved in the weekly series, how could it not? Catch the next episode when it drops on Tuesday.
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